|Document ID (ISN)||78603|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Goon A.T.J., Goh C.L.
||Epidemiology of occupational skin disease in Singapore 1989 - 1998
||Sep. 2000, Vol.43, No.3, p.133-136. 3 ref.
||All patients diagnosed with occupational skin diseases in the National Skin Centre, Singapore, between 1989 and 1998 were studied retrospectively. Irritant contact dermatitis was found to be more common than allergic contact dermatitis. The major sources of occupational dermatitis were the metalworking and engineering, building and construction, electrical and electronics, and transport industries. The main irritants were detergents and wet work, solvents, and oils and greases. The main allergens were chromate, rubber chemicals and nickel. That the main sources of occupational skin disease and main allergens were the same as those found in a similar study of occupational skin diseases in 1984-85. Weak irritants are still the predominant causes of occupational irritant contact dermatitis.
||allergens; Singapore; dermatological services; dermatological examinations; skin diseases
||detergents; electronics industry; nickel; skin allergies; eczema; urticaria; rubber chemicals; solvents; diagnosis; epidemiologic study; construction industry; transport industry; metalworking industry; skin tests; electrical industry; irritants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Occupational health services